Flying Costs

Our instructors offer their services as part of a volunteer organisation, so you don’t pay for either glider instruction or for the time of the tow pilot.

Prices Effective 1 July 2017.

All prices include GST.

EFTPOS and Credit Cards are NOT accepted at Stratford.

All payments are to be made on the day of flying by cash or cheque or by arrangement via direct bank transfer.

Aero tow $20.00 per 1000 feet (prorated per ft)

Cross-country aero tow, tug ferry, general ZK-TGC flying $2.50/min ($150/hour) tug flight time.

Glider charge $1.25 per minute. Reduces by half after one hour.

Glider charge is reduced to $0 per minute for our Junior members.

You may elect to be part of the Bulk flying scheme ($750 per annum) which covers the cost of all glider hire for the gliding season.

As a new pilot and club member you will also need: -

Log book $36.50

Glider pilot study manual $28.50

Pilots may pay in to their Pilot's Account a sum of money as Prepaid Fees from which tow and glider fees are deducted.  It is non-interest bearing.